Asus, HTC and Microsoft were warned by the FTC last month for illegal warranty stipulations

The Federal Trade Commission made it easy to learn Nintendo, Sony and Hyundai were accused of illegal warranty practices, and slightly more difficult to add Asus, HTC and Microsoft to that list.

FTC asks six ‘major’ mobile, gaming and auto companies to revise their warranty policies

It’s against the law to void an automobile, gaming system or mobile phone’s warranty for use of third-party components or “unauthorized” repairs, which Nintendo, Sony, Hyundai and three other “major” companies seem to be ignoring.

Apple slaps HomePod with predictably high $279 out-of-warranty repair price

If you haven’t extended your limited HomePod warranty with $39 AppleCare+ service, you may want to, as uncovered repairs will be quite expensive.